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Discover the Blue Peter Book Awards 2021 longlist

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Since the year 2000, the prestigious Blue Peter Book Awards have gone to the very best authors, illustrators, and books for children.

We're incredibly excited to share the longlist for 2021! Find out more about the prize and this year's competition here.

  • Be Plastic Clever

    Author: Amy and Ella Meek

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Be Plastic Clever

    Author: Amy and Ella Meek

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    An empowering book by the founders of Kids Fight Plastic on how we can live a more eco-friendly lifestyle and reduce our everyday …

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  • Inventors

    Author: Robert Winston Illustrator: Jessamy Hawke

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Inventors

    Author: Robert Winston Illustrator: Jessamy Hawke

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    This engaging non-fiction book celebrates more than 50 incredible inventors from across the globe and throughout history. 

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  • Llama Out Loud

    Author: Annabelle Sami Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Llama Out Loud

    Author: Annabelle Sami Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Yasmin is the quiet one in a really loud family, until Levi the magic toy llama comes along and forces everyone to listen to her.

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  • Snow Foal

    Author: Susanna Bailey

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Snow Foal

    Author: Susanna Bailey

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When her alcoholic mother is unable to take care of her, 11-year-old Addie moves in with a long-term foster family on a remote wor…

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  • A Kind of Spark

    Author: Elle McNicoll

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • A Kind of Spark

    Author: Elle McNicoll

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When 11 year old Addie, who is autistic, learns about the 16th century women who were persecuted for witchcraft, she starts to lob…

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  • The Humans

    Author: Jonny Marx Illustrator: Charlie Davis

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Humans

    Author: Jonny Marx Illustrator: Charlie Davis

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    This highly-illustrated reference book celebrates the incredible achievements of various ancient civilisations, exploring their li…

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  • Copycat Science

    Author: Mike Barfield Illustrator: Mike Barfield

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Copycat Science

    Author: Mike Barfield Illustrator: Mike Barfield

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Full of fascinating facts, this compact non-fiction comic book provides a superb introduction to over 40 key STEM (science, techno…

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  • Pizazz

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Pizazz

    Author: Sophy Henn

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Meet Pizazz - a superhero who hates her superpower! Sophy Henn’s new illustrated adventure aimed at younger to middle-primary scho…

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  • Who Do You Think You Are?

    Author: Alice Harman Illustrator: Blok Magnaye

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Who Do You Think You Are?

    Author: Alice Harman Illustrator: Blok Magnaye

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    This interactive book contains 20 psychological profiling tests for young people to complete, along with information about the thi…

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